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Today in history: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 100 years persevering for peace

A number of events taking place in and near NYC celebrate the centennial of an organization some call "the conscience of the peace movement."

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Today in history: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzkhak Rabin assassinated

The assassination of Rabin was the culmination of Israeli right-wing dissent over the Oslo peace process.

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Indigenous news: First Nations MPs elected, Day of the Dead history

Last Monday's election was historic for Canada's First Nations community.

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Today in history: Birthday of South African liberation fighter Oliver Tambo

Oliver Reginald Tambo, anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary, was born on this date in 1917. 

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Today in history: Pelé, greatest soccer player ever, turns 75

Pelé, the now retired Brazilian professional soccer player widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was born on this date in 1940.

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Today in history: Nazi war crimes indictments read at Nuremberg

The trials formally opened in Nuremberg, Germany, on November 20, half a year after Germany surrendered.

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Today in history: An era ends in Eastern Europe

On this date in 1990,the Supreme Soviet gave approval to switch to a free market economy, the signal for the GDR to leave the now moribund Warsaw Pact.

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Today in history: It’s World Peace Day!

In 2015 the theme is "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All."

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Today in Latin American history: Mexican independence from Spain is declared

Mexico celebrates its independence on this date in 1810. 

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Today in Latino history: 25 years since the murder of Myrna Mack

Mack was murdered by a military death squad due to her criticism of the Guatemalan government's treatment of the indigenous Maya.

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